There is little doubt that the Big Ten has the most passionate and largest fan bases of any conference in the nation. Six of the top ten teams nationally in average attendance this season reside in the Big Ten, including four of the top five. Nebraska has the most dedicated fan base in the country with 175 consecutive sell outs of the NU Coliseum, the longest sell-out streak of any women’s collegiate sport.
On tonight’s episode of “The Journey 2012” presented by Best Buy at 7:30 p.m. ET, our crew continues to chronicle the Big Ten football season while telling the stories of Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens, Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne, and Minnesota’s Connor Cosgrove, who is battling leukemia.
SI.com has a terrific photo album that ranks the 100 Greatest Sports Photos of All-Time. If you haven’t seen it, click on that link and check out all the photos. Needless to say, there are some unbelievable images. And that includes several photos involving Big Ten teams and Big Ten products. Find an index that lists the number to each Big Ten photo in this post.
On Tuesday night’s “#BTNLive,” Nebraska linebacker Will Compton and Indiana running back Stephen Houston joined Dave Revsine, Howard Griffith and Chuck Long to talk about Saturday’s big matchups. Compton and the Legends Division-leading Huskers host Penn State, while Houston and the surprising Hoosiers welcome Wisconsin in one of the team’s biggest games in recent memory. Watch our chat with Compton now and catch Houston’s in this post.
Tuesday was Election Day. That being the case, we wanted to give BTN.com fans something else to vote on. We’re asking you to pick your superlative winners for the 2012-13 Big Ten men’s basketball season. From Big Ten champ to defensive player of the year, we want to hear your winners. For the record, the candidates in each poll were selected by BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina.
The NCAA has agreed to reinstate two Indiana freshmen basketball players after they serve nine-game suspensions and repay a portion of the impermissible benefits they received before arriving on campus.
Like the November rain, the questions never stop coming. Each week I pose a key one for each Big Ten squad. There are some vexing queries this week. Chief among them: How will the Wisconsin offense look without injured quarterback Joel Stave? See what other questions I have as we head toward Week 11 of the Big Ten season.